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About Kansas - Kansas is a Midwestern state in the kansasUnited States. The name is derived from the Siouan word Kansa meaning "People of the south wind." Located in the heartland of the country, Kansas is home to the geographical center of the contiguous United States. The state was first settled by Americans in the 1850s by abolitionists from Massachusetts, who attempted to stop the spread of slavery from neighboring Missouri.

Kansas, which became a free state, was a hotbed of violence and chaos in its early days as pro-slavery and anti-slavery forces collided. After the Civil War, the population of Kansas exploded as wave after wave of immigrants turned the desolate prairie into productive farmland. Today Kansas is one of the most productive agricultural states, leading the nation in wheat production.

Capital Topeka

Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the county seat of Shawnee County, which is named after the Shawnee Indians. It is the fourth most populated city in the state with a population of 122,377 as of the 2000 census. Legend has it that the name "Topeka" comes from a Native American term for "potatoes" or "a good place to grow or find potatoes."

Largest city Wichita

Wichita, also known as the Air Capital, is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas, as well as a major aircraft manufacturing hub and cultural center. Wichita is the 51st largest city in the United States with a population of 344,284 in the year 2004. Surprising to some, there are approximately 1 million people residing within an hour radius of Wichita.

Living in Kansas

People of Kansas - Kansas has an estimated population of 2,744,687, which is an increase of 10,990, or 0.4%, from the prior year and an increase of 55,863, or 2.1%, since the year 2000. This includes a natural increase since the last census of 76,138 people (that is 204,663 births minus 128,525 deaths) and a decrease due to net migration of 19,541 people out of the state. Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 38,222 people, and migration within the country produced a net loss of 57,763 people.

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